“A young team works for an elderly business”- PolyU supported entrepreneur gains recognition for developing smart ageing solutions
Entrepreneurship is not only about pursuing a dream, it is also about having the ability to keep it running and growing.
Throughout the years, PolyU has been committed to nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship, and providing support through various funding and training initiatives. One PolyU supported entrepreneur, Mr Nick Zeng, began his journey of entrepreneurship back in the days when he studied his Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology at PolyU. The first product he produced was a smart pill box, which had functions including a pill time reminder and emergency help. The idea came from his personal experience with his grandmother, who needs to take medicines regularly. Realising that small tasks like taking the right medication on time can be a challenge for many elderly people, he decided to start his own business making use of his expertise, to help elderly people live an easier life.
In 2014, Nick received funding from the STEFG-PolyU China Entrepreneurship Fund Scheme and established his start-up company, "Smart Care". Coupling his innovations with an entrepreneurship spirit, he managed to grow his career to a much larger scale in only a few years. Nick is now the CEO of People Strong (人人壯), a Shenzhen-based corporation dedicated to the development of innovative elderly healthcare solutions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nick’s company has developed a comprehensive temperature detection system that is able to quickly record the body temperature of elderly people entering the dining area of elderly homes, and thereby facilitate analysis of their dining practices, helping the staff to manage the facilities more effectively.
Nick was recently awarded the renowned “Hurun China Under 30s To Watch 2020”, a list that recognises China’s top entrepreneurs aged 30 or under. He hopes that more young entrepreneurs can join him in the elderly care industry to benefit more people in need.
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